Phone use has never been this fast, cool, smart, or affordable until now.
When we use our gloves in cold weather, we want it to be convenient, simple, and fast. We want to be able to do more, and not be slowed down.
Normal gloves are expensive, of mediocre quality, poorly crafted, and make phone use pointless in the cold.
We looked at what was available on the market and we couldn't find a pair of gloves that fit well, looked good, and offered an amazing user experience on our smartphones.
That was a BIG PROBLEM for us.
So, we decided to solve this problem by creating the first pair of gloves that make using your phone in the cold easier and more responsive. Touchpoint 2.0s are meticulously crafted for our smart devices and increasingly busy lifestyles.
Introducing Touchpoint 2.0, the smartest way to use your phone in any weather and look cool doing it. We spent the last year developing Touchpoint 2.0 for a warmer, smarter, more personalized user experience.
We took this game-changing glove to the streets to get some first impressions. The results are in: what we're building is truly the coolest glove. And that's where you come in: we're looking for backers to help us create the future.
The Rider Glove
The Quilt Glove
1) MAXIMUM COOLNESS (AND EFFICIENCY). INSTANTLY OPEN ANY APP WITH JUST A TAP
Unlocking your phone, inputting your password, and manually going to your apps TAKES too long. Do more when you're using your phone, and say "no" to frozen fingers.
Access all your favorite apps and settings within seconds with just a tap.
Your gloves will be suited to your lifestyle, quick and easy access. This is the next level of personalization.
2) EASIER USE WITH COMPLETE TOUCHSCREEN CONTROL
Sturdy, reliable, and accurate touchscreen use that mimics the touch of a human hand. Use your phone while staying warm and dry. We improved the durability to better withstand daily use.
3) LUXURY COMFORT & EXCELLENT QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP
Handcrafted with 100% genuine sheepskin leather exterior, matte black hardware, water resistant exterior, and an extra soft fleece interior to provide unrivaled warmth.
4) AFFORDABLE AT A KICKSTARTER PRICE
We're selling these gloves exclusively to you
on Kickstarter at a wholesale price, cutting out the the middlemen and traditional retail markups allow use to give you the best bang for your buck.
We're giving you the opportunity to be one of the first with smart gloves this cool for only $65 Canadian. And for our American, European, and British friends, this is great news because the exchange rate's in your favour right now! (just spelled "favour" with a 'u', eh?)
5) SUPPORT THE SMARTEST LEATHER GLOVE THAT'S ALSO PRETTY COOL
Together with our backers, we're building more than just gloves. We're building a future where technology is more intuitive, personalized, stylish and cool. By joining this cause, you're building a better phone experience for everyone.
So, why not get a few pairs and keep your friends and family stylish and ahead of the game? It's also a great way to get all your Christmas shopping done in 1 click.
Invest in these gloves now, and you'll see a return over time. NFC is already in the majority of smartphones like Google, HTC, Samsung, and more (check for yours here). NFC at the moment in iPhones are limited to that of Apple Pay but it's possible that it will be available in the future. The great news is that the touchscreen abilities are completely standalone so it'll still be compatible with iPhones.
If you've ever used a debit/credit card and tapped for a payment, this works in exactly the same way. The app we use is called Trigger which you can download in the Google play store. There are a number of different apps to choose from.
We use NTAG203 NFC Technology to power the execution of NFC on our gloves. They're light and portable which make them ideal for use with Touchpoint.
3 Steps to Unleashing the Power of NFC
1) Download the Trigger app or any app you prefer from the PlayStore.
2) Follow these step-by-step instructions to programming your NFC. It should take about 4-5 minutes going through the instructions. Once you get the hang of it, writing new commands will take as little as 60 seconds.
3) It's time to test out the magic (and science)!
A few key points about our NFC technology:
- Water proof
- Does not require charging (no wires, no plugs, no fuss)
- Very responsive
- 4 chips (2 in each glove: finger and wrist)
- Unlocked for your open source needs (hack, modify, and create bold new uses for Touchpoint 2.0!)
Touchpoint was created with a wide range of lifestyles in mind. Rest assured that no matter what today's adventure is, your gloves can help you along the way. With built in NFC, life can be better in almost limitless ways.
We made Touchpoint to help you on all your adventures, big or small.
To aid you on your personal legend.
To create something that you would use. Every. Single. Day.
To make some awesome memories.
To really personalize in use. Both the tech and leather adapt to you.
To help you break the ice (hey, do you want to see something cool?)
To ignite your curiosity.
To save you time (time is money, so I guess we would save you money!)
Touchpoint 2.0 is the FIRST of it's kind, so together we're paving the road to a whole new industry of wearable technology.
Once the water is tossed out of the pot, it begins to turn into snow and ice mid-air before it even hits the ground. Mind you, we're only in Toronto but it's still super cold!
Unfortunately, one does not simply use their smartphones in the winter without proper protection. As hands can be frostbitten within 30 seconds, we wanted to take care of your hands. They do everything for us afterall. We found a fine balance between a comfortable design with fine-tuned functioning to allow for an optimal experience.
We've created 3 successful Kickstarter projects together with backers; projects that have improved the lives of thousands of happy customers.
We strive for quality craftsmanship and innovative ideas that go from an idea, to project, to production, and finally to our backers that get to enjoy these products for themselves.
When you back one of our projects, the sale isn't over when we've received your funds. The sale is over when you're happy with the product.
We've put in hundreds of hours perfecting the designs and optimizing the functionality to create something that would make a great addition to your life.
We focus on the user experience. That also means we'll be providing step-by-step updates from production all the way to a fast, reliable, and prompt fulfillment.
When we launched Touchpoint 1.0 a year ago, the campaign was fulfilled by our small team who worked around the clock to get all the pledges out on time!
That was fun and all...
But this time around, packing and shipping processes have been entrusted to a professional facility here in Canada. That way, our backers and our team can focus on the big ideas, and leave the logistics to the pros. This allows more time for questions, chats in the comments section, and prompt fulfillment.
We're raising $2000 to kickstart our new idea and get production going for the Touchpoint 2.0 premium leather glove line. This includes the costs to meet production minimums, acquiring raw materials, testing, sampling, and integrating the NFC capabilities into the gloves.
We've developed the majority of the product infrastructure with our own time and funds, but now we need your support to bring this high-tech glove to life.
This is the final push! Please support us at whatever level you're comfortable with. In return, you will get a pair of our amazing gloves. And by directly backing here, we can offer you our wholesale price, which is down from over $110 from the retail price.
By backing this project, you'll receive a pair of gloves that make your life better. In addition, you'll be creating a better future for the human hand.
As a big thank you, we’re bringing Touchpoint 2.0 to you first. In a matter of months, you’ll be warmer, more stylish, and doing things that look like magic. The future is in your hands. Thank you for joining this wearable revolution.
Your gloves will care for your hands. And in turn, your hands will care for your gloves! Here's what we recommend to get the best use out of Touchpoint 2.0:
- Do not put in washing machine or tumble dryer
- Do not wring, bleach, iron, or dry clean
- These gloves should not be machine washed. Gently hand wipe if needed.
Getting the right pair for you
If you are not sure about your glove size, measure the hand you normally write with at its widest point in inches (excluding the thumb), then round down to the nearest half or whole number - this will be your glove size.
We'll be asking for your glove size, style, and address in a survey once the campaign is over.
Our glove sizes come in half and whole numbers, ranging all the way from from 7" - 9" for men and 6.5" - 8.5" for women. These numbers are based on inches. Note: one inch = 2.54 cm.
Generally, 6.5”-7” is an average woman’s hand, and 8”-9” is an average man’s. When in doubt, size down a bit, because the leather does stretch to a certain degree, and a fitted glove is better for typing accuracy.
For example, if your hand measures 8" inches around its widest point (excluding the thumb), your glove size is 8".
- Rider is available in: 7", 8", and 9"
- Quilt is available in: 6.5", 7.5", and 8.5"
If you have any more questions about finding the best size for you, friends, and family, send us a message here on Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
This is our 4th Kickstarter campaign, and the second in the Touchpoint leather glove series. Through years of experience and hard work, we're aiming to make this the smoothest campaign yet. Though, it's beneficial for everyone to be candid about possible challenges along the way. They are:
We've allowed a generous window in which to manufacture, quality test, and deliver the product (unlike our last campaign which packed funding, production, and fulfillment into a single month). The gloves are set to arrive in September, when most of the world will begin to need them.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES + MANUFACTURING.
Putting touchscreen and NFC technologies into one glove is new. Though, we've conducted sensitivity tests over time and have also tested the NFC capability through the layers of leather. If there are any manufacturing concerns that may affect fulfillment, backers will be notified by update. Our manufacturer is versed in dealing with larger quantities, so we'll be able to meet potential backer demand.
This time around, our packing and shipping process has been entrusted to a professional facility here in Canada. That way, our backers and our team can focus on answering your questions, building on the vision with backers, and hanging out in the comments section. By leaving the logistics to the pros, you can expect solid packaging and speedy fulfillment.
We're bound to encounter some hiccups, but they will be overcome with the strong combination of our team, backer feedback, and professional counsel. Thank you for reading this far! By backing this project, we're creating a future with comfortable, stylish, intuitive technology.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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